Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jim Crane, meet microscope; microscope, meet Jim Crane

The Biz of Baseball has a hard-hitting article questioning why it's taking as long as it is to sell the Astros to Jim Crane.

Brown links to an unflattering 2000 Houston Chronicle article:

Eagle President Jim Crane told his subordinates not to hire blacks because "once you hire blacks, you can never fire them." On other occasions, Crane explained the reason he wanted to keep blacks out of the company was that his top managers are bigoted and they would mistreat the minorities, "giving them no choice but to sue Eagle."


Ooof.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is further proof that Jim Crane knows how to properly run a business.

Anonymous said...

Combine this report with the "Transferring Assets" story from the Houston Press (Google it), and it's fairly clear that Jim Crane is a world-class jerk.

These might be tough times for Astros fans, but Jim Crane is not an upgrade over Drayton McLane. No chance.